Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that in the case of the closure of the border between Russia and Eastern Ukraine until the political issues in the Donbas may occur the repetition of the tragedy that occurred in Srebrenica.
We will not allow the closure of the border between Russia and ORDO, "there will be just a massacre arranged" - Putino he said this during the final plenary session of international discussion club "Valdai", according to mediaUA with reference to gazetasi.
"What are we afraid, I tell you. So to say that we are afraid of something. If you give the opportunity to political issues, to address the issue of giving the territories with a special status in accordance with the law adopted by Parliament and has now been extended for a year, if not to adopt the law on Amnesty, if not to do all this, then the closure of the border between Russia and unrecognized republics will lead to a situation on a par with the Srebrenica", - said Putin.
He added that "there will be just a massacre arranged, we can't allow and will never allow".
We will remind, in July 1995 Bosnian Serbs under command of Ratko Mladic killed a few thousand people from among Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica. The international Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has described these events as genocide.
In July 2015, Russia vetoed a UN security Council resolution concerning the tragic events in Srebrenica. In the words of the then permanent representative of Russia Vitaly Churkin, the document "counterproductive and threatens the escalation of the situation in the Balkans".
As reported,on 5 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed the opinion that the presence of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas would benefit the resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine, and instructed the foreign Ministry to submit an appropriate draft resolution to the UNSC.
First Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in the Donbass Irina Gerashchenko said that the introduction of a UN peacekeeping mission on the frontline in Eastern Ukraine cannot be and speeches, peacekeepers should be introduced on the entire territory occupied by Russia of Ukraine.
Russia's envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that the Russian side has sent a draft resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers in the Donbass, the UN Secretary General and the President of the security Council of the UN.
In numerous statements of the Russian authorities stressed that peacekeepers should only be placed on the separation line of the conflicting sides, but throughout the occupied territory of Donbass, and especially not on the Russian-Ukrainian border.